According to the press note released by the organisers of the 36th Toronto International Film Festival, the Contemporary World Cinema is a prestigious segment. The press release read, "This is a prestigious segment where the best of world cinema is selected and compete with one another."
However, Tamil film Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai is based on a story penned by writer Bhaskar Sakthi. The movie has been directed by Suseenthiran and produced by Cloud Nine Movies. Ilayaraja has scored music for it. The film features Appu Kutty and Saranya Mohan in the lead roles.